Angela Harding

One of our favourite artists here at The Blue Magpie, Dunkeld is Angela Harding, we love her ability to capture the very essence of the creatures she illustrates. As a painter and printmaker she is a master of her craft, it’s just wonderful that we can share this experience with you, through her fabulous range of artists cards and products.

Angela Harding studied Fine Art Printmaking and painting at Leicester Polytechnic followed by an MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.

The recurring inspiration for Angela's work is the flora and fauna of the British countryside. Her studio looks out over the farmland landscape of Rutland. Fields of sheep and the soft greens, greys and blues of this land form the backdrop for her paintings and prints.

Angela does not strive for a literal portrait but attempts to capture the mood and atmosphere of her surroundings. There is an allegorical aspect which references British painting of the 30s, 40s and 50s and artists such as Eric Ravillious, David Jones, and Winifred Nicholson.  See more of Angela's work at

Do also take a look at our range of her Jigsaws in our Books & Treats collection, under the Puzzle heading.